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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day of Reconciliation Brunch!

A sprinkle of whimsy, a dash of fantasy and a load of memories all make for the perfect Day of Reconciliation here in South Africa...... 16th December is remembered.....

Detail of the Christmas Tablecloth from Germany....

Detail of the Christmas Cookie Jar Carousel....

My garland brought back by my dear friend Sharon after her year's stint in Germany....

And on the Solomon Menu!

It's Christmas, filled with tradition, time to bring out the vintage pieces....lace....mismatched silver....and china!
Fittingly, this is Paragon,...Fantasy design!
I'm linking to Tablescape Thursday at Susan...won't you join me here.. and
Sherry at for beautiful inspiration too!

Loads of blessings!
Shel xx


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  2. This is my first visit to your blog, Shel & I love what I'm seeing! Your Christmas cookie jar carousel is just outstanding & really sets a beautiful theme for your items. Lovely table linens & dishes...that silverware it to die for!
    Happy Tablescape Thursday!!

  3. So lovely Shel..

    That carousel is outstanding..I loved it in the fudge post..

    You are very creative in setting a wonderful mood to your tablescapes..You can feel the love and joy.

  4. Oh, you both too kind! xx
    But I do love this and get so much inspiration from 'stealing ideas up north!'
    Much love xx

  5. What a lovely table! I must confess I had not heard of this special day in South Africa, but reconciliation is certainly something to celebrate. I really love how the fresh cherries pick up the deep red of the roses on that beautiful china. It reminds me of one of my mother's china patterns, with the gray/silver stems and leaves.

  6. Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you and yours.

  7. the cookie jar carousel.

  8. You've done a wonderful job on your Day of Reconciliation tablescape. The carousel is especially outstanding. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  9. Shel, Your tablescape is beautiful and I am in love with the carousel. Thank you so much for sharing this at my party and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.